in partnership with Angeles Art Fund

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009) spent six decades walking the streets of New York and observing his environment. These contemplative expeditions fostered within him a deep understanding of human nature and the power of seeing. His photographs push the forms found on each print’s surface to connect with the emotional experience produced by viewing itself. DeCarava was interested in what he considered the poetics of the image: those symbolic elements that allow a viewer to create a relationship with what they saw using their own memory and imagination. Every picture was meant to be personal.

The exhibition was on view March 30, 2019 through June 30, 2019. For more information on the Roy' DeCarava’s work and upcoming exhibitions, visit The Underground Museum’s website. At the end of the year, our donors meet to vote on grant applications and host a celebratory event announcing our grantees. The Underground Museum was the recipient of our 2018 grant, which made their first exhibition of 2019 possible.

All photos are courtesy of The Underground Museum. Photographed by Zak Kelley.